reclaiming public and private spaces in Athens and Piraeus in the most imaginative ways
Fair trade is a social movement that tries to assist producers in developing countries achieve better trading deals and at the same time, promote sustainability. The movement asks for higher prices to exporters and for higher social and environmental standards and focuses on products like coffee, cocoa, sugar, tea, bananas, honey, cotton, wine, fruit, chocolate, flowers and various handicrafts.
Local Harvest is an e-marketplace of agricultural products and foods in general that cooperates with small family farms in the USA. The majority of the products available through the site is ecologically cultivated and there is emphasis to the collaboration with farms that promote sustainable development.
It is another of those very simple ideas which nobody had come up until now and which answers one of the simple problems of everyday life: you buy a vegetable or a fruit and you don’t want or you cannot eat or use it whole.
They are so passionate about Athens that they came really close to convincing the city’s foe – me, that is. So, they are obviously doing a great job with the people they host in their apartments. For about a year now, ‘Live in Athens’ have joined the ‘club’ of Greek hospitality, introducing an idea which is totally new to Greece:
It’s the style of restaurant I’d love to open and the style of restaurant that would fit perfectly in Greece (especially in Athens since something similar but less “designed” can be found in many villages in Greece’s countryside); the idea seemed so good that I thought it would be worth putting it out there, so that someone makes it happen.
Let’s suppose you are living in a modern metropolis and you are interested in healthy life and nutrition; you would like to produce the food you consume yourselves but the scarcity of the space available means you cannot afford to have your own garden.